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Briggs & Stratton 85043 5 Gallon Spill Proof Metal Gas Can
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- Briggs & Stratton 85043
- 5 gallon steel fuel can
- Leak proof closure
- Internally treated lining to prevent rust formation
- NOT for sale in California
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|Manufacturer Warranty Description||90-days for defects in material and workmanship|
|Material Type||Heavy Gauge Steel|
|Package Height||6.5 x 13.6 x 18.2 inches|
|Shipping Weight||8.95 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
If you've been shopping for fuel cans lately, you will have noticed a bunch of changes. New evaporative emissions regulations have caused a big hiccup in the fuel can continuum and many of the old reliable military-grade cans (IMO, that meant a NATO style Jerry can) we used to rely on are now off the market, along with the other garbage cans that were more the problem. The manufacturers are just now starting to catch up with worthwhile replacements for those of us with more demanding fuel storage requirements (or with higher standards). Fuel can manufacturers are at the same point cars were in the late '70s and early '80s, when OEM manufacturers struggled to build cars that delivered both good performance and low emissions. Thing is, with today's ethanol-blended fuels, proper storage has become vitally important because it degrades so much more quickly.
Three main problems occur in stored fuel of any type; oxidation, evaporation and moisture absorption. Oxidation is an ongoing process. The byproducts of oxidation are gum and varnish... that brownish stuff that can clog various small orifices in the fuel system of any engine. UV light and exposure to air hastens oxidation. My tongue-in-cheek description is that the fuel is trying to turn back into a dinosaur. Exposure to air hastens evaporation. The light aromatics, those visible and highly explosive vapors that rise off an open container of gas, are what make the fuel burn well, especially in cold weather. These components are lost rapidly, including the ethanol component of E10. Finally comes moisture, which enters an improperly sealed fuel can via the air.Read more ›
The first can I got was fine. Matched the picture and everything. If you look at the primary picture on Amazon you will notice a small bit of green at the base of the nozzle. This is a collar that runs all the way around the nozzle. You can only see part of it because there is a black dust cap that has been attached to it. The label on the can has an isolated picture of just this part of the can with a caption advising you to avoid dust protector loss by attaching it to the collar. In the customer pictures you can see this cap more easily because it is red instead of black.
The second can I got did not have a dust cap. It turns out that you can't return gas cans by federal law. However, Amazon sent me out a whole new can for the missing piece, but it was also missing the dust cap.
Amazon temporarily took this item off the shelf while they researched. They claim that Briggs & Stratton has changed their manufacturing process to no longer include the dust cap even though they still print a picture and description on the product label. A dust cap is a must if you plan to store fuel for a long time. And if you are not going to store it then there is no reason to get an expensive metal can, just get plastic.
No real complaints about Amazon. They said the product was "materially different than advertised" so they refunded my purchase price and since gas cans cannot be returned, left it up to me to "dispose of" the two cans they sent me.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After 3 years of ownership of 16 of these cans, all were rusting like crazy in the exact same spots. All bottom corners rusted through on each one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul D. Nevins
I wanted to replace my old army jerry can with a new metal can but the new spout is awkward and hard to use. After rebuilding it I can now use it.Published 7 months ago by brillig
Great product. High quality, great workmanship. Clearly an American product.Published 12 months ago by Karl Cummings
This has been a pretty sweet gas can. It doesn't spill a drop. I've actually kept it inside my truck cab to see if it fills it up with gas fumes or smell. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jonathan
Nozzle was a bit wonky. Doesn't always stay open when locked open. Spill-proof? Not really.Published 18 months ago by Gary K. Reed